Pay study, pool renovations on tonight’s commission agenda

The Macon County Board of Commissioners will hold their July meeting this evening at 6 p.m. at the Macon County Courthouse. As part of tonight’s meeting county leaders will hear the official results of a compensation and classification study which analyzed the pay of county employees to determine if they are earning what they should.…

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NC second primary next Tuesday, early vote now

The second North Carolina primary is one week away and early voting continues now through Saturday July 14 at 1 p.m. at the Macon County Board of Elections. On the Republican ballot there will be a runoff as voters will decide who goes on to face Democrat Hayden Rogers in the November election for the…

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Four file for Board of Education

The race for the three seats on the Macon County Board of Education is set after the election filing period closed Friday. There won’t be a race for the Franklin and Highlands districts as the only ones to file were incumbents Jim Breedlove in Franklin, and Stephanie McCall in Highlands. There will be a race…

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Wayah Road motorcycle accidents leave two hurt

It was a tough weekend for motorcycles on Wayah Road. Troopers were called out to separate accidents Friday and Saturday that left two out-of-state residents injured. The first occurring at 1:15 p.m. Friday afternoon when a 57-year old Taylors, SC man crashed into a rock wall. The Highway Patrol identified the man as Jeffery Bandoch,…

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One dead after Coweeta Lab Road shooting

One dead after Coweeta Lab Road shooting

A shooting incident turns deadly in Otto Sunday night. Macon County Sheriff Robby Holland tells us Deputies were called out to 1920 Coweeta Lab Road around 8 p.m. to a reported shooting involving family members. Holland says upon arrival officers discovered the victim identified as Robert Pruitt. His father, 62-old Frank Kelly Pruitt has been…

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Much of Macon back into ‘dry’ status

Drier than usual conditions are creeping back into western North Carolina. According to the latest data from the NC Drought Management Advisory Council, southern and central parts of Macon County have returned to an abnormally dry status. The blazing heat and dry summer so far are to blame. Sarah Young with the Division of Water…

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